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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

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Cocktail Waitress
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Cop in Laundromat
Billy Beck ...
Pop, Manager Red Wagon Adult Motel
Don Bovingloh ...
Maitre D'
Richard 'Moon' Calhoun ...
Drummer
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Chong / Prince Habib
Jennifer Condos ...
Bass Player
John Corrona ...
St. Louis Biker
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Man with Tongue in Restaurant (as David Couwlier)
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French Girl #1 (as Shelby Fiddis)
Aaron Freeman ...
Cop in Ghetto
Mike Friedman ...
Car Rental Agent
Evelyn Guerrero ...
Donna, Cheech's Friend smuggling illegals
Maya Harman ...
Belly Dancer
Vanaghan S. Housepian ...
Henchman
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Cheech and Chong work briefly as car wash attendants and musicians before being hired to drive a car from Chicago to Las Vegas. Unbeknownst to them, their employers (themselves in double roles) have concealed five million dollars of dirty money in the upholstery. A series of adventures ensues, including the making of a porn film featuring 'The Guys' and their real-life squeezes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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4 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo está muy duro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Donna (Evelyn Guerrero) also appeared in Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) and Nice Dreams (1981). See more »

Quotes

[debating whether they are lost or not while climbing a hill]
Prince Habib: I say we are lost.
Mr. Slyman: We ar not lost. We are Arabs. Lost is when you don't know where you are going.
Prince Habib: Well that is the point, where are we going?
Mr. Slyman: We are going uphill.
Prince Habib: Well, at least when we get to the top, we will know exactly where we are. (the two are now at the top, looking around them, but only see more hills)
Mr. Slyman: You are right, Now I know exactly where we are.
Prince Habib: You do?
Mr. Slyman: Yes. We are in the middle of fucking nowhere! Where is the road? Ah, ...
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Johnny B. Goode
Written by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of All Platinum Records
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Another great Cheech and Chong film!
28 December 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was still laughing at this film long after I had finished watching it. Cheech and Chong are just as funny as ever, and this film just adds to their other classic comedy films. Chong is especially hilarious because he's on peyote for basically the entire film. Cheech is just as funny, and even Rip Taylor makes an appearance to heighten the comedy. Cheech and Chong also play characters named Prince Habib and Mr. Slyman who make the film much funnier. Watch for the song Cheech and Chong sing in the desert and when Rip Taylor picks them up off the street - those parts are hysterical.


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